From Zürich HB, you can travel directly to Budapest every evening on the night train – it’s environmentally friendly and comfortable. You can also benefit from attractive direct connections from various Swiss stations during the day.
Trains to Budapest.
Direct connections mean you can get to Budapest quickly and comfortably without changing trains.
Interrail is an inexpensive and flexible way to travel to Budapest. Tip: Discover the city as part of an Interrail trip through several countries – you’ll often travel cheaper than with Point-to-Point Tickets.
Budapest is made up of two parts: Buda, on the west bank of the Danube, with its castles and hills, and Pest, on the flat eastern city. Discover sights in Buda such as the Parliament building or the citadel on Gellért Hill. Make sure you don’t miss Castle Hill with the Matthias Church and the neo-romantic Fisherman’s Bastion, which dominate the city’s skyline.
Hearty food is popular in Hungary. Don’t miss the cuisine on your trip to Budapest. Here’s a taste of what you can try:
Gulyásleves: gulash soup with meat and vegetables.
Paprikás Csirke: creamy chicken paprikash with red chillis and braised chicken thigh.
Tokaj: sweet Hungarian white wine.
Dobos cake: sponge cake with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel.
Trendy Jewish district.
An amazing little corner of the city: though this Budapest district may be small, it is bursting with life. Teeming with historic buildings and an incomparably youthful atmosphere, this cosmopolitan neighbourhood invites you to discover a world of contrasts. From the world’s second-largest synagogue to trendy art boutiques – the lively atmosphere is legendary.